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Ch 15: Physical Science - Thermal Physics: Homework Help

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The Thermal Physics chapter of this High School Physical Science Homework Help course helps students complete their thermal physics homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your thermal physics homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your thermal physics homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Measurement of temperature and conversion of units of temperature
  • Phase change process and heating curves
  • Mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Heat transfer mechanisms and phase changes
  • Thermal expansion
  • Calorimetry

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Physical Science - Thermal Physics: Homework Help
Phase Changes and Heating Curves

1. Phase Changes and Heating Curves

Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

2. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Heat Transfer & Phase Changes

3. Heat Transfer & Phase Changes

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what heat transfer is and describe the various phase changes that can result from heat transfer in terms of the position of the molecules. You will also be able to give the names of those phase changes. A short quiz will follow.

Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

4. Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what thermal expansion is, why it is important, provide some examples of thermal expansion in real life and complete basic thermal expansion calculations. A short quiz will follow.

Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

5. Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

This video lesson explains the technique of calorimetry used to measure heat transfer in chemical reactions. You will see how different materials have different specific heat capacities. You will learn how to carry out heat calculations using a simple equation.

Introduction to Thermal Physics

6. Introduction to Thermal Physics

After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what thermal physics is, as well as the various areas of study and topics that make it up. A short quiz will follow.

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